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Attention Dog Owners-Paw Pals Volunteer- VITAS Healthcare- Festus, MO 63028

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

VITAS Healthcare Volunteers Rock!

VITAS Healthcare is currently looking for a Paw Pals Volunteer to visit patients on hospice residing at assisted living facilities and in their own homes in Festus, MO. This includes Festus Manor Care Center located at 627 Westwood S. Dr., Festus, MO 63028. By visiting with your dog as a VITAS Paw Pal Volunteer, you can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets. All kinds of pets are invited to join VITAS’ Paw Pals Program (dogs are especially welcome). Please note that you are required to bring your own pets and dogs are not provided for this volunteer opportunity.

VITAS volunteers provide specific, non- medical care through socialization and friendly visits to VITAS patients. Every VITAS volunteer receives training in hospice philosophy, how to support patients/families, health/safety precautions and more. We provide comprehensive training and orientation for hospice volunteers. Days and times for volunteering are flexible according to your availability.

Paw Pal Dogs must be well-groomed, well- behaved, at least one- year old, and have up-to-date health/vaccine records. Please note that all Patient Care Volunteers at VITAS must provide proof of COVID vaccinations prior to hire. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3434 or at

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About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis


1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advo cat es and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.


Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.


Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, Health & Medicine, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


627 Westwood South DriveFestus, MO 63028



  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week or every other week, flexible scheduling. Anytime you are able to contribute as a Paw Pal Volunteer is greatly appreciated.
  • Dogs/cats must have up to date health/vaccine records and be at least one year of age. Volunteer Application and Background Check process and two TB tests provided and paid for by VITAS.

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